The dark brown candy wrapper featuring a block-style white typeface can bring dreams of chocolate contentment to many throughout Maryland. With just a simple glance, most individuals will quickly recognize the product as one of Hershey's chocolate bars. Hershey has now entered into a business dispute and filed suit against a Maryland Senator claiming that his campaign advertisement is too similar to their iconic trademark.
Franchising agreements are one of the many ways that Maryland business owners can encourage positive business growth. Franchising is a common method of expansion and is often a lucrative choice. However, it is important that franchising agreements be beneficial to all the parties involved.
Television, radio and even billboards throughout Maryland consistently entice the consumer to trade their current vehicle for a newer or simply different model. Both car companies and car dealerships expend a great deal of time and money in their efforts to attract the consumer. Currently, vehicles in Maryland are sold through car dealerships, many of which are established by means of franchising agreements.
The worldwide fast food chain McDonald's is facing more business litigation over hot coffee. Maryland readers may remember the famous case that gained national recognition over two decades ago when a woman sued after getting burned by overly hot coffee. Now, even after putting warning labels on all hot drinks, the food company appears to be facing more business litigation from another hot coffee lawsuit.
Like many other businesses, Starbucks relies on products it gets from choosing vendors. When those products are cause for customer complaints or prove to be potentially harmful, that could create a big problem for Starbucks in terms of their reputation and bottom line. This issue is at the center of a business dispute between Starbucks and two companies -- Wellshire Farms Inc. and Maryland-based Hahn Bros. Inc.
When businesses in Bethesda form, they often do so thinking they will be able to work directly with their clients or customers and no one else. While a business may be able to do a majority of its work with its own clients and customers, there is almost always at least one other business with which the first business must work. When business work together, it is almost always under a contract.